Green ambition has short-circuited California’s power supply

FINANCIAL TIMES 🔒| Five years ago, Elon Musk gave a speech before an admiring crowd in California in which he outlined his big idea for “a fundamental transformation of the way we deliver energy here on earth”.


Generation wasn’t the issue, explained the solar entrepreneur. There already existed technology that could generate power without producing carbon emissions. “We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun,” Mr Musk quipped. “You don’t have to do anything, it just works. It shows up every day and produces ridiculous amounts of power.” 


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